Nearly 20% of babies will experience colic within their first 3 months of life and can leave your little one crying endlessly - and maybe you’re crying too! Colic in babies can ultimately have an impact on the entire family - with an increased risk of postpartum depression in mom.
Thankfully, chiropractic care is proven to bring relief.
What is Colic?
The term “colic” was coined 40 years ago by a pediatrician named Dr. Morris Wessel. It is a broad statement that describes an inconsolable baby who cries more than three hours a day for more than 3 days a week. This diagnosis structure has been dubbed the “rule of threes” and is used most often by pediatricians.
Colic can begin as young as 1 week old and last generally until 3 months old. It can be identified by a baby's clenched fist, extended legs, and hard abdomen. Essentially, it is miserable to see and your baby lets you know it does not feel good! This article ( LINK https://americanpregnancy.org/first-year-of-life/colic/ ) gives great statistics on colicky babies you might want to read on!
Finding relief for your colicky baby can be a daunting task - especially when you are too exhausted to think. Listen up, momma. I have a solution that is natural, gentle, and highly successful.
Can Chiropractic Care for Babies with Colic Bring Relief?
Yes! Chiropractic care for babies is gentle, specific and safe.
Studies show that 94% of babies who struggle with colic are given relief with chiropractic adjustments. In fact, research shows that chiropractic treatment has shown better results than medication, dietary changes and infant positioning.
In fact, a 2012 study found that within 10 days, parents reported a significant improvement in baby’s crying when receiving regular chiropractic adjustments. The most significant improvements could be seen by day 8.
These studies can be found in the Journal of Manipulative and Physiological Therapeutics.
How Can Chiropractic Care Relieve Colic in Babies?
Chiropractic care focuses on the spine and how it relates to the nervous system. When the spine is out of line, the body feels the impact - sometimes in the worst ways!
Babies can feel the impact of spinal misalignment just like adults do. This misalignment is known as subluxation and can lead to pain, even in our little ones! Subluxation negatively affects the functioning of the nervous system and the nervous system communicates to a baby’s digestive system to malfunction - ultimately leading to a colicky experience.
Using gentle methods, a trained chiropractor, like Dr. Cristina Padilla, can safely and effectively re-align your sweet one's spine and create lasting relief.
Dr. Cristina Padilla Bravo | Mobile Family Chiropractor in Jacksonville, FL
Dr. Padilla’s practice focuses on expecting mothers, babies, and children, creating a supportive and educational space for women and their families.
Thrive Family Chiropractic, LLC was founded by Dr. Padilla in the fall of 2017 with the idea that Chiropractic care should be convenient and accessible to all, with a focus on facilitating care for families, women during pregnancy and children. Throughout her years of practice, Dr. Padilla has seen how challenging it can be for families to incorporate Chiropractic into their lifestyles and make it a priority rather than a luxury. With this thought in mind, Dr. Padilla wants to provide the best, most personalized and individualized Chiropractic care to women during pregnancy and to children of all ages, to help improve their lifestyle, prevent chronic illness and allow them to express their full potential in life, sports, school.
Call (904) 437-4546 today for a complimentary consultation and to schedule an appointment in office or at home!
Efficacy of Chiropractic Manual Therapy on Infant Colic: A Pragmatic single-BLind, Randomized Controlled Trial https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jmpt.2012.09.010